How Does It Work?

That’s enough talk. It’s time to get real. Here are two simple estimation techniques you and your team can use to size your stories appropriately for agile planning.

Triangulation

Triangulation is about taking a few sample reference stories and sizing our other stories relatively to these.

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Say, for example, there is a local bike shop that just purchased a new inventory system. They’ve already done their homework and created a good list of user stories. Where they could use some help is in the estimation department.

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